Theme Leaders

Theme Leaders

Julia Rucklidge

Professor of Clinical Psychology
Psychology 465
Internal Phone: 94398

Theme Leaders

Yvonne Crichton-Hill

Associate Professor
Head of Department - Social Work
Elsie Locke Building 320

Letitia Fickel

Emeritus Professor
Rehua 222

Theme Leaders

Philip Schluter

Leader of the Child Population Health Theme
Rehua 321
Internal Phone: 93523

Theme leaders

Professor Laurie McLay

Associate Dean
Associate Dean – Research
Rehua 319

Lisa Emerson

Senior Lecturer Above the Bar
Rehua 305
Internal Phone: 90175

Theme leaders

E. Jayne White

Rehua 512
Internal Phone: 91473

Theme Leaders

Dr Matiu Ratima

Senior Lecturer Above the Bar
Programme Coordinator: Te Reo Māori
Rehua 502
Internal Phone: 90708

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A range of Research groups contribute to the Institute.

Child and Youth Well-being Strategy 

Have you seen the new Child and Youth Well-being Strategy and website? Our research is connected to the government's aspirations, the strategy, and how they plan on measuring success.

The Institute is collaborative in its design and its function, and co-constructs its projects with partner organisations and communities of interest.

The Institute embraces the premises of Vision Mātauranga and builds on the learnings from the A Better Start National Science Challenge to encourage innovation and meaningful impact from our research endeavours. We ensure cultural safety in all our work with particular regard to the needs of Māori and Pasifika communities.

The Institute also aims to support the development of emerging researchers and foster interdisciplinary research, working in constructive and collaborative ways to build teams for research bids and project work. The skills and knowledge of staff within the Institute are harnessed to ensure digital technology is at the leading edge in terms of project design, project execution, dissemination of research outputs to community members, policy funders, and global audiences.